The Discovery of Piranesi's Final Project
Stephen Lauf



13 August 1778   Thursday

Looking ahead, erasure of the Circus Agonalis plan (today's Piazza Navona) will be more complicated than the erasure of the other Campus Martius circus plans done so far.


Artifacts of the Bianconi vs Piranesi 'Circus of Caracalla' affair   1772-1789

Tavola XII   Restored elevation of the courtyard belonging to the Circus.


46 y.o. Francesco Piranesi 1804
Le AntichitÓ della Magna Grecia   Parte II

Interior view of a shop dependent on the last house placed on the right when entering the City of Pompeii.
Drawn by G.B. Piranesi
Engraved by F. Piranesi Year 12 (1804)


13 August 1812   Thursday

Morning misty, clouds with drizzling showers. Caleb Hallowell, married to Mary Child, daughter of John Child late of Frankford died. I spent the afternoon in drawing draft of a deed from the Estate[?] of Samuel Morris to Samuel Longstreth for two houses in Market Street, his store and the next eastward, which he bought at auction Tuesday evening for $20,100.


13 August 1977



13 August 2017



13 August 2023   Sunday


1772   Pierre-Adrien PÔris   Copied from a drawing lent to PÔris, most likely by Piranesi.

1775.03.10   '[Sir Roger Newdigate went] To Sre Piranesi who lent his plan of Circus of Caracalla went there, saw the Temple & Portico and examined the Circus till past 4'


1778.06.21   Giovanni Battista Piranesi


1778.09.02   Giovanni Battista Piranesi   Dimensions added by Francesco Piranesi.


circa 1786   Francesco Piranesi


1789   Angelo Uggeri


1804?   Pierre-Adrien PÔris




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